Now…and Later

Everyone works at their own pace. While some enjoy the space to plot and plan, other like a deadline breathing down their necks. While still more people fall right in the middle and prefer neither too short nor too long a time to get something done. In this installment of our resources blog, I bring you three opportunities. One has a deadline that is but a breath away, one ever so slightly down the road and the third with over a month of luxurious time before final submissions are due. Pick your poison below.

Creators interested in a residency period in Switzerland are encouraged to apply for AIR at Chateau Ruffieux. Residencies are available for artists working in the fields of visual arts, music, literature, theater or cinema. Typically residency lasts around 1-3 months and free room and work space as well as travel cost will be covered. A monthly stipend is also available. To learn more an to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is June 30.

Artists Without a Cause is seeking submissions from filmmakers engaged in Climate Change. Selected films will be screened in mid-July and should address environmentalism, climate change and the effects of humans on the environment. To learn more and to submit your work, visit the website. Deadline is July 5.

Calling all digital artists, North East of North (NEoN) invites those artists working with augmented reality to submit their work to the 2019 open call for their arts festival REACT. Selected artists receive a fee intended to cover research, production costs and any licensing fees and will have their work displayed at the REACT Festival in Dundee, Scotland. For further details and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for proposals is July 31.

At Praxis Center we know full well that not all artist work alike. While some may require the quiet of time, others prefer the chaos of immediacy to produce their best work or to motivate themselves to get things done. No one type is superior to the next, all are equal and valid. We know this because we are a staff made up of individuals who also differ, who are motivated by various things and time frames. And when you join, you connect with each of us for a wide view of the many ways in which to approach your burgeoning art career.

Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis Center for Aesthetics. He has written six books for artists; Making it in the Art World, New Markets for Artists, The Art World Demystified, Fund Your Dreams Like a Creative Genius, Sell Online Like a Creative Genius and the forthcoming Succeed with Social Media Like a Creative Genius.

Signed and doodled copies of these books can be purchased from Praxis Center.

Golden Artist Colors began publishing the Just Paint newsletter in 1989, a source for information about painting techniques, product information, and the latest research in art materials. Now online, JustPaint.org has become one of the most exhaustive resources for technical information in fine art. With the new Just Paint Experience, GOLDEN is expanding the concept to provide artists with quick-reading, studio-oriented content to help bring their visions to life.

When you subscribe to Just Paint Experience (free), you’ll receive access to exclusive content. GOLDEN will also notify you whenever there is new content added to the site.

Photo: Villa Ruffieux

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